Yavapai-Apache Nation installs 3 new council members
By Don Decker, YAN News 9/29/17
The Election Board of the Yavapai-Apache Nation conducted a swearing-in ceremony Friday, September 29, 2017 for Darlene Rubio, Genevieve Datsi and Thomasene Cardona.
A general election was held on September 16 with a field of 14 candidates and the three candidates were selected to fill the vacated seats of Billy Garner, David Kwail and Annette Mendez.
Brian Marquez, Chief of the Election Board for the Yavapai-Apache Nation administered the Oath of Office for the 3 new council members. Each new council member gave greetings and expressed their gratitude to the community members for being selected for council.
Some members of the current Nation’s tribal council were in attendance as well as executive officers Chair Jane Russell-Winiecki and Vice Chair Larry Jackson, Sr.
The three new council member’s official day began the day of their inauguration.
The morning ceremony was well attended by community and family members and a reception was held for the newly elected officials at the conclusion of the ceremony.
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